Sunrise to Sunset – Lakefront Paradise Awaits at New Kennedy Shores Development
Traveling through Central Virginia can leave one dizzy with envy at those who long ago acquired lakefront property. Many of us have vacationed in such settings, heard the lapping water and watched the sunset beyond the mountain over a weekend stay, and we’ve mused about what life would be like if such a property were still available today. Well, the past has merged with the future. Frontier Development recently announced a new set of pristine buildable parcels on Smith Mountain Lake called Kennedy Shores. Eight years in the making, a development opportunity like this has not been seen in this area for a generation – a combination of established roads and utilities beside deep dock waterfront lots. The remaining parcels will go on sale Saturday, October 27th, and buyers can start building their dream homes this winter.
The Kennedy Shores community features a unique set of waterfront lots, with the opportunity to share a community beach, pavilion and other amenities without being constricted to a specific set of building plans. In other words, owners will reap all the benefits of a planned community while enjoying the freedom to construct a home of their own design. There is also no immediate pressure to build your home; you can purchase your lot and construct your residence at your own pace. You are at liberty to work with whatever contractor you choose; the only elements you share with your neighbors are the serene mountain and water vistas.
Smith Mountain Lake remains one of Southwestern Virginia’s favorite recreational areas. The 32-square-mile lake enjoys more than 500 miles of shoreline. The clear lake is ideal for swimming from May through September and is locally renowned for fishing, especially in the storied Bull Run section. You may even recognize Smith Mountain Lake from “What About Bob” and “Lake Effects” – both popular films were shot on location here.
“Our initial reaction when we looked at the property was it was one of the last great tracts available for development on the lake, and it was a very special piece of land,” said Dan Girouard, Vice President of Frontier Development.
Rather than an upstart community in a remote area, Smith Mountain Lake has matured since its original inception more than fifty years ago. Today’s residents enjoy many dining and entertaining options in addition to all of the convenient amenities essential to a high quality of life. Public and private schools are available for students, as well as the Franklin Memorial Hospital, state parks and numerous churches. A casual look at the County Calendar reveals a diverse roster of activities such as a charity “Pub Run,” “Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day” and numerous musical events at the Harvester Performance Center. Of course, Roanoke is only a 45-minute drive away as well.
The Kennedy Shores parcels include waterfront and wooded lots that are guaranteed buildable. Starting from only $29,900, each lot offers privacy, and several include a gentle waterfront slope and private sand beach. Frontier Development has also secured special 90% bank financing for this one-time sale. The arboreal setting is ideally suited for watching the sunset from your deck or walking your dog among the flowering trees along the semiprivate roads.
“These lots are in close proximity to the marina and restaurants,” continues Girouard. “As a resident, you are directly across from an elite golf course community and only fifteen minutes from the hospital, restaurants and many national stores. A community like ours only adds to the prestige of the area and will result in more businesses arriving nearby.”
This sublime seclusion brings peace of mind without sacrificing daily necessities. Public water is provided to the lots, and underground telephone and electric services are in place. An individual septic system can be engineered to accommodate your building plans. All new roads have been approved by the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia’s largest fresh water, is a recreational paradise for boating, kayaking, water skiing and all other forms of aquatic pursuits. From tubing to jet skis, the lake is large enough to accommodate power boats without impeding on the quiet shoreline environs. Some lots are available with cabin kits from as low as $89,900.
Kennedy Shores in just a short two and a half hour drive from Raleigh and three hours from Richmond. “It’s really one of the best locations east of the Appalachian Mountains,” says Girouard. “We’re proud to be giving couples, families and retirees a new development where they can own real estate on Virginia’s largest and premier, fully recreational lake.”
Donald Flowers, Director of Sales for Frontier Development, has set the new lot release date for Saturday, October 27th with huge lot buyer incentives in place. Visit the Kennedy Shores website to learn more about this amazing opportunity to secure your own share of a Virginia lakefront dream.